Sermon Prep and Lectionary Prayers for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, Year C

For July 17, 2016 SCRIPTURE READINGS Colossians 1:15-28 Luke 10:38-42 RESPONDING TO THE TEXT The story presented in this week’s Lectionary reading will be familiar for many. The main characters, Martha and Mary, are also very familiar. While they are mentioned in several other places in the New Testament, this passage is famous for identifying Martha…

Prayers for Christ the King Sunday, Year A (November 23, 2014)

Scriptures: Ephesians 1:15-23 Matthew 25:31-46 Call to Worship: Leader:         We come, for God gathers us here, with that community called faith: People:       where the hungry are served first,where the thirsty drink life’s water. Leader:         We come, for God welcomes us here into that home called grace: People:       where the naked are clothed in robes of hope; where…